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3 stars Wow, 2 amazing albums, the next one should be

This album was a bit of a let down to be honest. After you make 2 great albums, you kind of expect the next one to be great as well. But it was just a massive let down. It was good i guess but it was not spectacular.

It almost felt like they were trying to become something they were not, using influences and making them sound way too much like the influences at times. It could have been a great album, but it was let down at times by weaker tracks.

1. Uprising - This song is infectously catchy. It was an obvious single choice and is a good song. The lyrics aren't great though.

2. Resistance - This song reminds me of HIM for some reason. It has a gothicy vocal melody. It is another great pop song on the album.

3. Undiclosed Desires - Another good pop song. The symphonic electronic main riff reminds me of the Sugababes. I would have been a little bit more experimental with the arrangement.

4. United States Of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage) - You could brand this song as a Queen rip off, but Iove this song. At times, the Queen We Are The Champions stolen vocal lines are noticable, but the song is quite epic. The orchestration harmonising with the piano riffs is amazing as well. The end part is quite good as well, Matt is an amazing piano player. I didn't really like the lyrics though, why would one want to write a song about the problems between Europe and Asia...there is none.

5. Guiding Light - This song is national anthem like, but it is quite bland.

6. Unnatural Selection - This song is more upbeat but is still bland. The end part is quite intresting though.

7. MK Ultra - This song is a perfect example of how electronics and orchestras, do mix.

8. I Belong To You (+Mon C?ur S'Ouvre Ta Voix) - This is probabbly my favourite song on this album, but does anyone notice that the bassline in this song, sounds a bit too much like Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs. The french part was werid but interesting.

9. Exogenesis: Symphony: Part 1 (Overture) - I have a masisve bone to pick with this song. A symphony is a piece of music played by an orchestra where the orchestra plays through the whole thing. At times only piano and vocals are heard, and instead of focusing on the orchestra itself, this piece concentrates on solo instruments at times, which means that it is a concerto grosso. Another bone to pick with this piece, is that this section, which wrongly named Overture, should actually be an overture. There is only 1 theme being presented in this piece and you don't even hear it again. Rather than that, it is quite beautiful.

10. Exogenesis: Symphony: Part 2 (Cross-Pollination) - Again, piano is only heard, not a symohony. And if this was classically inspired, the basso continuo (i.e. the piano) wasn't used in classical music. God, Matt Belamy can pull the sheet over dumb peoples eyes, but not to those that know anything about classical music. Although, it is quite good.

11. Exogenesis: Symphony: Part 3 (Redemption) - The end of this mock symphony. Probabbly the best part though.

CONCLUSION - Like I said, this album could have been great but it wasn't. Don't buy this album if you want to find out about Muse, there are better albums. Although, it was quite good, not amazing, but good.

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |


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